The Broad Spartan alumni network is strong and widespread. Our alumni can be found almost anywhere, driving change in global businesses, guiding teams to achieve success and mentoring the next generation of leaders. Phillip Mazzie is a Broad Spartan alumnus who is bringing these qualities into his new role to make an impact as the managing partner of Ernst & Young LLP’s (EY) San Francisco office.
Mazzie (B.A. Accounting ’91, MBA ‘93) has more than 20 years of industry experience with a track record of success. He has previously served as EY’s West Region Transaction Advisory Services Leader and West Leader of Operational Transaction Services. He’s also worked with some of the most high-profile clients in the Bay Area and around the world, on transactions ranging in size from $1 million to $60 billion.
Mazzie looked back on his time at MSU and recalled the Broad College’s role in his thriving career. “My Broad undergraduate education and MBA have provided a solid foundation for a really fun and fulfilling career,” he said. “That foundation, combined with the depth and breadth of experience and growth opportunities I’ve had at EY over the last 15 years, has been instrumental in my journey.”
In his new role, Mazzie “will be responsible for leading an office of nearly 1,700 people, developing EY’s professionals by fostering a strong culture of exceptional client service, driving market leadership, amplifying the EY brand and building relationships through strong engagement in the San Francisco market,” according to EY’s press release on the announcement.
“I hope to create opportunities for our people to continue to engage in the San Francisco community in meaningful ways, and to help our clients successfully navigate the unprecedented change they’re facing,” Mazzie said.
In the announcement, EY explained how Mazzie is “committed to closing the gender gap in business, providing youth mentorship, developing future leaders and supporting entrepreneurs through programs like EY’s Women. Fast Forward initiative, Entrepreneur of the Year and the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship.”
Mazzie is one of the many Broad Spartans in today’s business world working to make a positive impact, and he serves as an inspiring example for today’s students.
“My advice to students at Broad is to have an insatiable thirst for learning and to stay curious,” he said. “The more you invest in your education and learn to innovate while you’re in school, the more dividends it will pay for you in the future.”